|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£594||Average for round-trip flights in May 2021|
|Round-trip from||£614||From London to Sydney|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Sydney along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Sydney and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
LON - SYD
£591 - £1,101
0 - 24 °C
84 - 160 mm
For an unforgettable experience, take a flight to Sydney during the Sydney Festival. It runs from just after New Year’s through January and brings over 100 events. It’s a great festival to experience, however to find the cheapest flights to Sydney you should book well in advance for the festival period. Also during the summer are yacht racing, surfing and other water-sport competitions. Australia Day is on the 26th of January, and is a great day of partying and patriotism.
Sydney has pleasant weather even during the cooler months of the year, with spring and autumn being great times to visit. Rain is more common in spring but it doesn’t linger for long, and it offers you the best chance of finding cheap flights to Sydney.
Cheap flights to Sydney aren’t impossible to find, but generally due to the length of travelling involved they won’t ever be bargain prices. That said, if you book your flights to Sydney in advance, at least a few months, you’ll have a better chance of saving money. Flights to Sydney also tend to be cheaper between October and November, although this is only slightly. The best way to save money on your flight tickets when booking your flight is to be flexible on the dates you want to travel. Australia isn’t a cheap country to visit so any savings you can make on your flights will definitely help you out. Also, if you can, try to sit on the left hand side of the plane for stunning views of Sydney as you descend. This is weather dependent but the right hand normally just offers views of the ocean.
Flights from London (All airports) to Sydney – 22 hours 20 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Sydney – 22 hours 30 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Sydney – 23 hours 30 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Sydney – 23 hours 35 minutes
There are many airlines that operate flights to Sydney, such as British Airways, Air Canada and Qatar Airways. As it’s a very long journey, try to pick an airline that offers the best value for money, as flights to Sydney are never really cheap. British Airways for example offers complimentary food and beverages for the duration of their flights, but Qatar might offer comfier seats etc. Do you research and prepare for a solid 24 hours of travelling.
You can reach the city by train in just 13 minutes, and there are train stations at both International and Domestic terminals just in case you find yourself unsure of where to be. The International terminal is at the northern end and is accessible from the Arrivals area.
Alternatively you can jump on one of the many buses that operate to and from the airport. They are very regular and easy to navigate, however the train is the quicker option if you’re in a rush. Failing that, you could take a taxi or rent a car from the airport, however a taxi will be expensive and unless you plan to drive around a lot, car rentals can be an unnecessary burden.
Most people fly into Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) if they book a flight to Sydney. Kingsford Smith is conveniently located just 4.6 mi from Sydney’s city centre.
This year has seen a 76% decrease in flight searches for Sydney.